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Doctor insights on: Blighted Ovum Progesterone

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Could low progesterone levels or a hormonal imbalance cause a blighted ovum?

Could low progesterone levels or a hormonal imbalance cause a blighted ovum?

Probably not: A blighted ovum may be related to some abnormal genetics in origin. The baby part of the embryo didn't grow while the placental part did. ...Read more

Ovum (Definition)

Ovum is one proper name for the female gamete, also called oocyte, and (most commonly) 'egg.' ova (plural) exist in the ovaries of females, and are released in the reproductive years during ovulation. Most ova are lost not through ovulation, but some believe through ...Read more


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My Hcg levels have more than doubled, 9/11 hcg was 17 9/15 HCG was 120 and 9/17 HCG was 287.. progesterone 9/11 was 29. Could this be a blighted ovum?

My Hcg levels have more than doubled, 9/11 hcg was 17 9/15 HCG was 120 and 9/17 HCG was 287.. progesterone 9/11 was 29. Could this be a blighted ovum?

Too early : Your levels are rising normally so at this time everything looks ok. A blighted ovum can not be diagnosed at this time as it is too early. Everything is rising at normal levels so there is no reason to suspect it at this time ...Read more

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Had 2 healthy pregnancies. Now had a blighted ovum in Feb and am currently pregnant but have low HCG and been put on progesterone. What's going on?

Had 2 healthy pregnancies. Now had a blighted ovum in Feb and am currently pregnant but have low HCG and been put on progesterone. What's going on?

Unclear: Not sure what you mean by having a 'low' HCG. Typically you are doubling appropriately or you are not. The progesterone is usually supplemented if it has been shown to be low for the gestational age. You have two term, uncomplicated pregnancies. The blighted ovum is a fluke occurrence that cannot be corrected for. Not sure what is going on. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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I'm 6 wks pregnant, has US and saw only gestational sac, empty inside. Hcg 11,000, progesterone 14. Redraw tomorrow. could this be a blighted ovum?

I'm 6 wks pregnant, has US and saw only gestational sac, empty inside. Hcg 11,000, progesterone 14. Redraw tomorrow. could this be a blighted ovum?

Yes: Unfortunately, if all is as you say, you are correct. With a bHCG of 11,000 and no fetal pole, it is suspicious for a blighted ovum. However, it is necessary to repeat the bHCG in 48 hours. Don't be surprised if it doubles and your f/u ultrasound shows a viable IUP. I have seen this happen! Sonographic results are usually as good as the person scanning. Your best bet is the blood test. Good Luck! ...Read more

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History of 1 blighted ovum on 08/16. Pcos patient. Unknown weeks of current preg. Should i ask for progesterone test due to pcos or wait for a reason?

History of 1 blighted ovum on 08/16. Pcos patient. Unknown weeks of current preg. Should i ask for progesterone test due to pcos or wait for a reason?

If u think: U are preg shoudl do a quant bhcg and a Progesterone level right away and when u are 7 weeks can do an ultrasound to check for featl viability should be able to see a fetus with a htbeat at 7 weeks. ...Read more

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277 hCG on 11/04 and numbers doubled on 11/06. Pcos and blighted ovum on 08/16. Don't know my progesterone level. Due to conditions and loss, should i?

277 hCG on 11/04 and numbers doubled on 11/06. Pcos and blighted ovum on 08/16. Don't know my progesterone level. Due to conditions and loss, should i?

The doc should: Draw a Progesterone level with the beta because a high one is reassuring a a low one under 5 is not, 5-10 is worrisome, over 10 is normal, over 20 is favorable and repeat the beta in 3 days should double every 3 days if u are preg now the blighted ovum on 8/16 has nothing to do with this pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had my 1st u/s with my re yesterday . We saw no hb nor fetal pole. Small yoke sack visible measuring 6w2d. Progesterone 24, hCG 13, 000. I'm thinking blighted ovum?:( I have had two losses 1 twins.

Unclear question: First of all, I am sorry for your multiple fetal losses, however, there is not enough information to answer your question. Critical data such as lmp, manner of pregnancy (iui or ivf) are missing. Talk to your re about your concerns as he/she has all of that data at hand. ...Read more

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Can low progesterone in the first trimester cause a blighted ovum or a missed miscarriage?

No and sometimes: Not a blighted ovum, that's genetic; first trimester loss is sometimes caused by luteal phase defect ("low progesterone."). ...Read more

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What is a blighted ovum?

Empty sac: 'blighted ovum' is an older, less precise name for anembryonic pregnancy. It refers to a first trimester pregnancy in which a gestational sac/intrauterine pregnancy is seen but with no embryonic pole (baby.) it's also called an 'empty sac.'. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blighted ovum?

What are the tests for blighted ovum?

Ultrasound.: Ultrasound and maternal serum beta HCG are warranted to assess early pregnancy failure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blighted ovum?

What are the symptoms of blighted ovum?

None.: Anembryonic pregnancies may have some spotting or bleeding, but no other specific symptoms. Ultrasonographic diagnosis is required. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blighted ovum.?

Non viable pregnancy: A blighted ovum results in a pregnancy with no fetus developing. There would be placental tissue which results in a positive pregnancy test - but there is no baby contained inside the preganacy. ...Read more

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What is the most reasons of a blighted ovum?

Genetics: The vast majority of time it is a genetically abnormal embryos. Although both the sperm and the egg can contribute to this, usually it results from a problem related to the egg. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having another blighted ovum?

Depends on testing: A blighted ovum means that that portion of the embryo that was to become the baby did not develop properly, but the portion that was to become the placenta did. So you have rising hormone levels and even a gestational sac in the uterus, but the sac is 'empty'. Older women with poor egg quality have higher chances of blighted pregnancy. If there is no genetic issue with you, then <15% chance. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a blighted ovum twice?

Certainly possible: It would be difficult to give you a number or a percent chance. Blighted ovums and early miscarriage are just very common. Unfortunately it can happen again. Assuming you have no medical issues though a normal healthy pregnancy is statistically more likely. ...Read more

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Is it safe to orgasm with a blighted ovum?

Is it safe to orgasm with a blighted ovum?

Yes: There is no harming to having intercourse and an orgasm with a blighted ovum. If you start bleeding and miscarrying it is best to refrain from intercourse until no longer bleeding as to prevent any type of infection if your cervix is dilating with the miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is a yolk sac present with a blighted ovum?

It can be: A blighted ovum means the embryo (the actual baby to be) either does not develop or dies very early in utero. Since the embryo is the last of the early anatomy detected by us (first gestational sac and double decidual sac sign, then yolk sac and finally fetal pole/embryo), the others can be present, and a pregnancy test can be positive, without a fetal pole. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Blighted Ovum (Definition)

A condition where a very early pregnancy appears normal when seen on an ultrasound, but the egg soon fails to ...Read more